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Iron County maple syrup forum planned

HURLEY — Despite having some of the highest concentration of sugar maple forests in the country, northern Wisconsin and the western Upper Peninsula lack a strong commercial maple syrup industry. A forum in Iron County planned for later this fall...

 

State auditors to review Ojibway closure process

LANSING — Michigan’s Auditor General will review the process the Michigan Department of Corrections used when deciding to close the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco. Auditor General Doug Ringler informed State Rep. Scott Dianda,...

 

Ironwood to provide free lunch for all students

IRONWOOD - Students in the Ironwood Area Schools won't have to worry about forgetting their lunch money after the district announced it will provide free lunches to all students for the year. The...

 

Bessemer man convicted on 3 counts in child abuse case

BESSEMER - Matthew James LaPlant, 37, of Bessemer, will learn his fate at his sentencing next month after a jury found him guilty of three felonies in his child abuse trial in Gogebic County Circuit C...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 31, 2018

Township standoff defendant found competent again

BESSEMER — The case against an Ironwood Township man accused of being involved in a standoff with police in May 2017 may be proceeding, after he was recently found to be competent again. While Leonard John Hellier, 48, was recently found competent...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 28, 2018

Tech on Tap talks about photography

IRONWOOD – Local photographer Tom Bergman gave some insights into his process and advice on how to improve one's photos at Thursday's Tech on Tap event at Cold Iron Brewing. Bergman began with a bri...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 21, 2018

Festival Ironwood draws community together

IRONWOOD - While the rain somewhat impacted turnout, Festival Ironwood continued largely as planned Friday. "Crowds are down a little bit, but again, we made some adjustments," Festival Ironwood...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 9, 2018

Little Finland celebrates Viola Turpeinen Day

KIMBALL, Wis. - Shade from the property's tall trees and a fairly steady breeze made Sunday's heat more pleasant at Little Finland, where a crowd gathered to dance and have a good time at the...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 9, 2018

Little Girl's Point, other beaches reopen

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Residents can once again cool off at Little Girl's Point and several other area beaches and parks, after the Western Upper Peninsula...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 7, 2018

Wisconsin prepares federal disaster request

HURLEY — Iron County, along with other communities across northwestern Wisconsin, continues to prepare the necessary documentation needed in Madison to determine if the state will request a federal disaster declaration for the mid-June rain and...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    July 5, 2018

Bessemer celebrates nation's independence

BESSEMER - While rain showers forced the cancellation of some area Fourth of July events Wednesday, the skies cleared as the day went on and Bessemer's parade went off as planned. The downtown's...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 23, 2018

Sunday Lake, other area beaches closed due to E.coli

WAKEFIELD - The beach at Sunday Lake is closed until further notice because of potentially high levels of E.coli bacteria. "Please be aware that the Beach at Sunday Lake is closed until further...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 4, 2018

Heritage chapter celebrates National Trails Day

UPSON, Wis. - A group of hikers had a chance to explore one of the newer sections of trail in Iron County this weekend as the Heritage Chapter of the North Country Trail Association and Iron County...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    June 2, 2018

Animal Farm

IRONWOOD — Rather than a field trip to a farm, the farm came to Ironwood’s Luther L. Wright K-12 School Friday, as Gogebic County’s Michigan State University-Extension office and 4-H program...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 21, 2018

Taste of Northwoods raises money for Mercer students

MERCER, Wis. - Some of the best culinary talents in the region put their skills to the test Sunday at the Taste of the Northwoods fundraiser at the Mercer Community Center. The event, in its fifth...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 21, 2018

Ironwood bands perform spring concert

IRONWOOD - Proud parents got a chance to see their children's musical talent Sunday afternoon, as the Historic Ironwood Theatre played host to the Ironwood Area Schools' spring concert. District band...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 12, 2018

GCC marks 84th graduation

IRONWOOD - With the hard part completed over the past months and years, Friday was the payoff for the graduates taking part in Gogebic Community College's 84th annual commencement ceremony. Following...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 12, 2018

Pope orders almost $1.4 million restitution in township embezzlement case

BESSEMER — Just under $1.4 million — that’s the amount former Ironwood Township Treasurer Jyl Renee Olson-DeRosso is ordered to pay in restitution as part of her criminal case on embezzlement and forgery charges. After listening to arguments...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    May 11, 2018

Ironwood enters superintendent contract talks

IRONWOOD — While the details still need to be hammered out and the paperwork still needs to be signed, it appears the Ironwood Area Schools is concluding its superintendent search. A little more than a week after narrowing the field of candidates...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 9, 2018

Vendors display wares at Cabin Fever Craft Show

IRONWOOD - While vendor turnout may have been down a little from past years, people seemed to leave the Pat O'Donnell Civic Center happy Saturday for the annual Cabin Fever Craft Show. "It was a good...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 9, 2018

Pruning class helps tree owners prepare for spring

IRONWOOD — With the growing season approaching, the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Gogebic County Conservation District and Range Master Gardeners held a tree pruning workshop at Gogebic Community College Saturday. Darrin Kimbler, a horticultur...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 4, 2018

Mullard wins Hurley mayor race by 1 vote

HURLEY - If there was ever a question whether an individual's vote mattered, Hurley's mayoral race Tuesday was a powerful argument in favor of the power of voting as Paul Mullard defeated incumbent...

 
 By Richard Jenkins    News    April 4, 2018

Guenard wins Montreal mayoral race

MONTREAL — The city of Montreal has a new mayor, after Erik Guenard toppled incumbent Todd Haeger in Tuesday’s election. Guenard received 144 votes to Haeger’s 65. Haeger was elected mayor two years ago. In the city’s two uncontested city...

 

Third fire victim found at scene

IRONWOOD — Another body has been found in the aftermath of Wednesday's fire in downtown Ironwood, bringing the total number of fatalities to three. The body was the second recovered Thursday,...

 

Big Powderhorn rings in new year

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Even though the cold temperatures kept most people from staying outside too long, it failed to dampen the mood at Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort Sunday as the ski hill hosted its...

 

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